Membership Information and Benefits
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Our primary purposes are Education (emphasizing skill-building and information distribution) as well as Business Promotion and a Supportive Environment for the needs of women business owners.
Members and guests attend dinner/program meetings the second Thursday of the month, September through June. We also have a summer networking picnic in July. We encourage networking and business promotion. Programs are specifically designed to inform the woman business owner. We cover topics ranging from business and financial management to social and personal issues affecting women in business. Nonmembers are welcome to attend up to three meetings before joining.
UPCOMING EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENT
Members receive our monthly events announcement which tells you about the next program's topics, other upcoming events and other news of interest to women business owners.
$65 Individual membership–first year
Our membership year runs from October 1 to September 30. A half-price rate applies for new members joining after April 1.
A special deal applies to new members who join during July through September. Check our Membership Application for more information.
HOW TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
For more information, contact membership chair, Lisa Schweickert at 530-475-3240. She will be glad to answer your questions. Or, to join, fill out our Membership Application and submit online, or print a form and return it with your check made payable to:
OF SOUTHERN OREGON
P.O. Box 1662
Medford, Oregon 97501
WHO CAN JOIN
Sole proprietors, partners, corporate owners, other types of self-employed individuals, individuals in decision-making positions, and anyone else who is supportive of the purposes of WESO.
Promote your business through personal contacts.
Support and Encouragement
Get help from other women in business.
Hear guest speakers present programs that inform, educate, motivate and inspire you.
Reduced Meeting Cost
Save money by paying a lower cost than guests for the program/dinner at monthly meetings.
Display and discuss your business's products or services at a meeting as you would at a trade show.
Annual Networking Share Fair
Showcase your business at reduced exhibitor rates at our combined trade fair and networking event.
Web Site Listing
Get a free listing on the WESO web site to promote your business to the public.
Add announcements about your business activities to our News Blog. The most recent topics display on our home page.
Member Discussion Forums
Post topics, answers, and comments to get ideas and feedback from other members. Subscribe to topics to get e-mail notices of new postings.
E-mail Sponsorship and Website Ad
Get your advertising message included in WESO e-mail messages. Your ad is also featured on the home page of the WESO website for a whole month.
Gain an opportunity to promote your business through our membership directory. Increase your networking opportunities by contacting other members.
Member Insider Information
Get more details on how to use the benefits of WESO membership.
WESO Member Discounts
Many members offer special discounts or free offers to other WESO members. It's a great way to build your business and support other members.
Bulk Mail Permit
Use our permit and save on mailing costs.
Purchase our mailing list for direct mail advertising.
Monthly Events Announcement
Receive our monthly announcement that informs you about our members, programs, and other activities.